RuggedCom Introduces RuggedNMS(TM) Network Management Software Solution



    WOODBRIDGE, ON, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a
leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for
mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has announced the
introduction of RuggedNMS, a fully-featured enterprise grade network
management software platform designed specifically for the rugged
communications industry. RuggedNMS provides a comprehensive platform for
monitoring, configuring, and maintaining mission-critical IP-based
communications networks, such as those found in substation automation and
"Smart Grids" for electric utilities, intelligent transportation systems, and
advanced control and automation for industrial processes.
    The new RuggedNMS software solution features:
    
    -  Centralized management and monitoring of network and networked devices
       to achieve desired level of network availability performance and
       operational efficiency
    -  Scalable and distributed architecture that can support very large
       networks
    -  Greater network visibility to enable proactive corrective actions and
       improved capacity utilization
    -  Web based UI with graphical network view with highly versatile and
       configurable auto discovery and polling subsystem
    -  Rich set of pre-packaged reports and tools to create user-defined
       reports
    -  Option to bundle the RuggedNMS on a dedicated "appliance" that will
       act as a centralized server (pre-installed and ready to go
       "out-of-the-box")
    

    "RuggedNMS provides extensive features and functionality enabling users
to easily configure, maintain, and optimize their communications networks",
explains Roger Moore, VP of Engineering for RuggedCom. "We have added, and we
will continue to add, industry specific features required for the
mission-critical nature in which our customer's networks are deployed, making
RuggedNMS the most powerful network management software in the rugged
communications industry".
    RuggedNMS is a server based application that allows users to access the
system via any web browser on the network. It provides a common user interface
across all RuggedCom network infrastructure products, has extensive event,
alarms, and notification facilities, and includes a powerful reporting engine
with many pre-defined reports and tools to create custom user defined reports.
RuggedNMS supports automated network discovery (including redundant loop
architectures), SNMP v1, v2c and v3, and can manage any IP-enabled device
connected to the network.
    For more information about RuggedNMS, please visit, www.RuggedNMS.com.
    To learn more about other RuggedCom products and technologies, please
visit www.RuggedCom.com.

    About RuggedCom Inc.:
    RuggedCom is a leading provider of rugged communications networking
solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments.
RuggedCom's technology solutions include Ethernet switches, network routers,
wireless devices, serial servers, media converters, software and professional
services. RuggedCom's products are designed for use in harsh environments such
as those found in electrical power substations and "Smart Grids", intelligent
transportation systems, industrial process control and military applications.
For further information, please visit www.RuggedCom.com.





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